Anthony Joshua should keep the faith in Robert Garcia and don’t be tempted to switch trainers once again – that’s the view of Sky pundit Matthew Macklin.
Macklin believes, despite being ultimately unsuccessful once again, that Joshua showed improvements in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk and would be best served remaining under Garcia’s tutelage.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Macklin said:
“He [Joshua] was with Rob McCracken for a long, long time. He tried something new for the Usyk rematch, and I thought it worked. It freshened things up, and I thought it was better and he was improved.”
“I think it’d be a shame to not try and build on that now. The hardest part of going to a new trainer is the trying new things, getting used to a new environment. So to up sticks and go through all that again? I’d rather he stuck with Robert Garcia and tried to build on things.”
Joshua’s training situation is once again up in the air. Roy Jones Jr said this week ‘AJ’ would be going to his camp on a trial basis after weeks of speculation that a link up between the pair was in the offing.
Despite a return date of December being initially touted, it now appears a return next Spring is most likely for Joshua, with speculation amongst fans predictably rife as to who his next opponent will be.
A rematch with long time foe Dillian Whyte is said to be a strong possibility for 2023, whilst a blockbuster pan Atlantic clash with Deontay Wilder also on the cards, fuelled by the spotting of Wilder’s manager Shelley Finkel in London last weekend.